250 Forest Ave Oak Park, Illinois USA

Paul Blatchford House no. 1

Construction date: documented 1887*


Queen anne, Stick

Historical Summary:

See attached Historic Landmark nomination report

Significant Owner(s):

Paul Blatchford


Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at National level : Frank Lloyd Wright-Prairie School of Architecture
Designated at Local level : Historic Landmark, 2010

Rating or Rank:


Evaluation of Potential Eligibility:

Potentially eligible as a contributing resource

Architectural Description:

This is a 2.5-story single-family residence in the Stick style built in 1887. The structural system is frame. The foundation is stone. Exterior walls are original wood clapboard and original diagonal and decorative wood siding. Also wood shingles and decorative woodwork. The building has a cross gable roof clad in replacement asphalt shingles and one gabled dormer. There is one center, straddle ridge, brick chimney. Windows are original wood, 2/2 double-hung sashes. Also art glass windows and leaded glass casement windows. There is a single-story, single-bay open porch characterized by a hip-roofed with center balcony roof clad in asphalt shingles with turned wood posts. Keyhole entrance and lattice a 1995 reconstruction of the original design. Entry door configuration a 2004 reconstruction of the original design. There is a single-story, side, frame addition. Sunroom.

* Date source: Village of Oak Park building permit archives.

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